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Tough Remembering What You Ate . . .

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A short article in my Globe and Mail today summarizing Swedish research with women average age 61 indicates that 6 months of weight -loss dieting dramatically improves episodic memory: i.e. what I just did.

Hmmmm. If I remember what I ate (nutrition tracking being the keystone of maintenance for me) then maybe I will lose or sustain weight loss AND improve memory!

I must remember this . . . .

(Gotta love the irony!)

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CARRAND 6/21/2013 8:16PM


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SLENDERELLA61 6/21/2013 3:54PM

    Yes, love the irony! You know that quick and witty award I've been trying to claim? Goes to you today for sure!! -Marsha

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NANCY- 6/21/2013 8:31AM

    This made me smile... sometimes we choose to forget. :)
However practicing memory recall does foster memory development.

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PHOENIX1949 6/21/2013 12:03AM


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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/20/2013 9:56PM

    Love it. I'm not yet in that age range but I have to pre-track most of it to get it done right.

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_LINDA 6/20/2013 9:37PM

    Hmmm, must have short circuited on me. If I don't track soon what I ate, I will forget it shortly thereafter. I have to write everything I have eaten that was measured
accurately (in numbers) down right away or I will forget it. But one thing I do seem to remember is every piece of chocolate or chip serving I ate :P. The chocolate especially comes in even size squares for accurate recording ;) Of course, just eating the whole bar makes it easy.
Here is to eating less and remembering more!!

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MEADSBAY 6/20/2013 9:27PM

    Too funny!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/20/2013 8:16PM


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BOILHAM 6/20/2013 7:23PM

    I'm pretty sure that if you don't log it, the calories don't count.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/20/2013 6:15PM

    I have selective memory. The veggies are always recorded. The size of dessert can slip my mind more easily.

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BOOKAPHILE 6/20/2013 5:59PM

    Lol. I have to record what I eat pretty soon after I eat it, or some of the components disappear and my weight mysteriously goes up!

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DALID414 6/20/2013 11:49AM


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KANOE10 6/20/2013 11:00AM

    Too funny. It is nice to learn a new benefit to losing weight! emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 6/20/2013 9:57AM


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PHEBESS 6/20/2013 8:30AM

    You are too funny!

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NELLJONES 6/20/2013 8:28AM

    It may improve some memory, but I still can forget what I eat if I don't write it down.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/20/2013 7:44AM

    Maybe it is the discipline of doing something ordered that exercises the memory/mind, too? emoticon

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